Cost of living in Mexico City, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Mexico City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 52,119
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 27,860
  • Cost of living in Mexico City is more expensive than in 74% of cities in Latin America (10 out of 35)
  • Cost of living in Mexico City is cheaper than in 74% of cities in the World (116 out of 157)
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List of prices in Mexico City
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 244
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 127
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 56
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 23
12 eggs, large Mex$ 37
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 24
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 72
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 44
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 24
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 258
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 31
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 23
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 25,206
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 13,558
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,217
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 17,540
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 8,692
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 660
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 399
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,635
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,364
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 136
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 89
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 820
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 783
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,480
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,183
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 336,350
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 21
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 483
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 72
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 85
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 222
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 714
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 74
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 55
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 64
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 33
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 34
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 332
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 411
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 167
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 830
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 756
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 182
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 84
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 53
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 11,848
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.72
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,499
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 67
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,224 prices entered by 288 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2022

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Mexico City position in our World Ranking

the world
116th
out of 157
latin america
10th
out of 35
mexico
3rd
out of 6

Cheapest and most expensive products in Mexico City compared to other cities:

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